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Hi,

Could you please check these two sentences for me ?


A [ string / series ] of accidents happened at that corner. (Both words are equal common for the usage?)

A [ string / series ] of keys is hanging on the wall by the door. (Only string is correct)


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John AkiA [ string / series ] of accidents happened at that corner. (Both words are equally common for the usage?)

'series' is more common than 'string'. 'string' is a slightly lower register word for the same thing. 'string' sounds journalistic with 'accidents' and other bits of bad news.

a string of accidents, a string of robberies, a string of murders

John AkiA [ string / series ] of keys is hanging on the wall by the door. (Only string is correct)

Neither one is really very common.

A set of keys is hanging ....

CJ

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John AkiA [ string / series ] of accidents happened at that corner. (Both words are equal common for the usage?)

"Usage" is the term for the overall pattern of use. You wanted "equally common". It is best to phrase questions in the form of a question.

Both "string" and "series" are possible, but they both suggest that there was a cause-and-effect connection between the accidents that almost certainly was not there.

John AkiA [ string / series ] of keys is hanging on the wall by the door. (Only string is correct)

"String" is correct if the keys are actually on a piece of string. If they are on hooks side by side, there is a row of them.

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Thanks Mr CJ

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Hi Mr CJ,

Am I using these words correctly, please advise?


I [ shook / shivered / trembled ] with cold and fear. (Three of them are possible and correct?)

The house was [ shook / shivered / trembled ] because the earthquake. (Only the first one, other two are for human being?)

This engine [ shook / shivered / trembled ] because its bad design. (Same as above?)


John AKi

After though, as amended


I [ shook / shivered / trembled ] with cold and fear. (Three of them are possible and correct?)

The house was [ shook / trembled / shivered ] because the earthquake. (the last one is for human being only?)

This engine [ shook / trembled / shivered ] because its bad design. (Same as above?)


John AKi